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Comparative Cultures and Politics

The Comparative Cultures and Politics (CCP) major provides students with tools to better understand diverse cultural perspectives around the world and explores how culture shapes power relations and how political and economic dynamics impact culture. CCP’s innovative interdisciplinary approach in the humanities and social sciences gives students the skills and competencies they need to address complex and critical global issues across academic and professional fields. 

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CCP’s courses are anchored in contemporary issues relevant to global public affairs. These courses examine racial and gender politics; media, power and politics; nationalism, ethnicity and ethnic conflict; literature, film, performance and politics; globalization, international development and community mobilization; human trafficking; global public health; and diaspora, migration and displacement. Knowledge gained in CCP is critical for understanding the impact of politics and policies on people’s lives, for envisioning new possibilities for global interactions, and for developing practical responses to social injustice, inequality and conflict. 

CCP graduates pursue a variety of jobs and post-graduate work, ranging from U.S. government positions to social and popular media, private business ventures, cultural organizations and non-profit organizations.  

Sample Courses

MC331    Encounters with Post-Communism
MC333 Performance, Politics, and Nation MC334 Rights, Advocacy, and Activism MC337 Global Public Health MC369 Global Issues in Citizenship